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2013-11-15 08:54:45 AM
People should learn to fear and respect that escalator!

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2013-11-15 09:03:46 AM
 
2013-11-15 09:03:59 AM
I had an escalator break down once while I was on it. We were stuck for 45 minutes until the firemen rescued us.
 
2013-11-15 09:04:28 AM
Just because of some dumb kid, now all of the malls will have to take out their escalators.  This is bogus.  I'm an American, goddamit!  I shouldn't have to climb up stairs.
 
2013-11-15 09:07:08 AM
"Burned through his soul"...

Really?  Is that really what happened?  Does everyone just mindlessly spout hyperbole now?
 
2013-11-15 09:07:24 AM
FTA:

PORTLAND, Ore. - A Portland family is suing the Lloyd Center mall after they say an escalator malfunctioned, burning their son's hand.

Richard Burns was 4 years old when the accident happened at the Lloyd Center Marshall's in 2011.

His mother, Latisha Storey, says Richard needed a skin graft and has been dealing with a lasting psychological impact.

"It was like it just burned through his soul."


Oh FFS.

First world problems.
 
2013-11-15 09:08:29 AM
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/oblig
 
2013-11-15 09:09:04 AM
Don't go to the mall.
 
2013-11-15 09:10:53 AM
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Touch the stove escalator!

/first thing I thought of
 
2013-11-15 09:11:22 AM
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That's why I only take elelators.

/Kid's name is Dick Burns?
 
2013-11-15 09:14:34 AM
In the first version of the escalator,  the person stood on stairs and the floors moved up and down.  True story.  You can look it up.
 
2013-11-15 09:23:56 AM

ChrisDe: I had an escalator break down once while I was on it. We were stuck for 45 minutes until the firemen rescued us.


Thank you for the first laugh of my morning!
 
2013-11-15 09:31:06 AM
"It was like it just burned through his soul," Storey said.

Aaaaand I instantly stopped caring about what, to that point, seemed to be your perfectly legitimate complaint and instead started to intensely hate you on an unreasonably personal level. Now I take a deeply disturbing pleasure in imagining you being eaten by an escalator a la one of those awful Final Destination movies.
 
2013-11-15 09:35:28 AM
My parents had a jewellery store in a large mall when I was a kid and once I saw a boy go down the escalator sitting down. The 'teeth' at the bottom grabbed his pants and sucked them in. Luckily an older lady hit the stop button quickly but he was stuck and bleeding from somewhere. They had to tear the bottom of the machine out to free him while he screamed and cried. It gave me a lifelong dislike of escalators and they still make me nervous.
 
2013-11-15 09:37:50 AM

skozlaw: "It was like it just burned through his soul," Storey said.

Aaaaand I instantly stopped caring about what, to that point, seemed to be your perfectly legitimate complaint and instead started to intensely hate you on an unreasonably personal level. Now I take a deeply disturbing pleasure in imagining you being eaten by an escalator a la one of those awful Final Destination movies.


This ^^^^^^
 
2013-11-15 09:40:41 AM
How the hell does something you stand on wind up burning your hand?
 
2013-11-15 09:59:19 AM

meh.: "Burned through his soul"...

Really?  Is that really what happened?  Does everyone just mindlessly spout hyperbole now?


skozlaw: "It was like it just burned through his soul," Storey said.

Aaaaand I instantly stopped caring about what, to that point, seemed to be your perfectly legitimate complaint and instead started to intensely hate you on an unreasonably personal level. Now I take a deeply disturbing pleasure in imagining you being eaten by an escalator a la one of those awful Final Destination movies.


Yep.
 
2013-11-15 10:05:51 AM
So did the whole "burned though his soul" thing bother anyone else?

It did? Oh, good.

/can't prepare for the lawsuit early enough
 
2013-11-15 10:12:02 AM

Smeggy Smurf: How the hell does something you stand on wind up burning your hand?


User error.

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2013-11-15 10:42:56 AM

ChrisDe: I had an escalator break down once while I was on it. We were stuck for 45 minutes until the firemen rescued us.


I was in the middle area of a crowded escalator in the Hong Kong airport when it stopped.  Eveyone was looking paniced wondering what to do. My friend and I had to initiate the movement off the escalator by gently nudging and telling people to just walk off.
 
2013-11-15 10:48:15 AM
That's why I don't fly any more. If I can't get there by driving, I don't go.
 
2013-11-15 10:54:34 AM

fruitloop: That's why I only take elelators.

/Kid's name is Dick Burns?


Burns is also my family name and we've always joked that would be the worse first name to give to any child.
 
2013-11-15 10:56:58 AM

symptomoftheuniverse: skozlaw: "It was like it just burned through his soul," Storey said.

Aaaaand I instantly stopped caring about what, to that point, seemed to be your perfectly legitimate complaint and instead started to intensely hate you on an unreasonably personal level. Now I take a deeply disturbing pleasure in imagining you being eaten by an escalator a la one of those awful Final Destination movies.

This ^^^^^^


I'm seconding the this.
 
2013-11-15 11:03:22 AM
Is it wrong that people getting this quote wrong pisses me off so much?

It's really simple, yet people can't get it right.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEI8nk-S7GU
 
2013-11-15 11:20:10 AM

Kentucky Fried Children: [i.qkme.me image 500x363]

/oblig


So why do the malls block off the escalators when they breakdown?  Why wouldn't they just put up a sign, "Out of order, this is now up only stairs."?  I agree with the comedian, I just think the mall maintenance guys are idiots.
 
2013-11-15 11:38:33 AM
FTA:

In one incident at Lloyd Center, for instance, an escalator "ate" a child's shoe. The inspector in this case recommended minor adjustments to the escalator, but couldn't pinpoint the cause of the accident.

This made me LOL. This counts as an accident? "Eating" a shoe? (I am assuming without the child's foot in it or I'm sure this would be worded alot different)
 
2013-11-15 11:49:56 AM

jxb465: symptomoftheuniverse: skozlaw: "It was like it just burned through his soul," Storey said.

Aaaaand I instantly stopped caring about what, to that point, seemed to be your perfectly legitimate complaint and instead started to intensely hate you on an unreasonably personal level. Now I take a deeply disturbing pleasure in imagining you being eaten by an escalator a la one of those awful Final Destination movies.

This ^^^^^^

I'm seconding the this.



Thirding...

I would love to see how these people would react to a real injury, tragedy or emergency.

Literally, I want to SEE IT.
 
2013-11-15 12:28:23 PM

lack of warmth: Kentucky Fried Children: [i.qkme.me image 500x363]

/oblig

So why do the malls block off the escalators when they breakdown?  Why wouldn't they just put up a sign, "Out of order, this is now up only stairs."?  I agree with the comedian, I just think the mall maintenance guys are idiots.


1. It's only bent. Don't break it.
2. Maybe because the escalator maintenance guy is in the basement and doesn't want people pushing on his equipment.
 
2013-11-15 12:49:41 PM
"It was like it just burned through his soul," Storey said.

OK lady your milking it a bit much. (Save it for court)
 
2013-11-15 01:08:13 PM
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2013-11-15 01:59:58 PM

Smeggy Smurf: How the hell does something you stand on wind up burning your hand?


I'd guess something went wrong with the handrail. Maybe it stopped moving and the stair part didn't, or it was just enough out of sync to cause a problem?

TFA said that it was marked unsatisfactory in 1/4 of the inspections they were able to find records for.  So it seems there's a known history of issues there.  The 'burned his soul' bit made me roll my eyes up to that point.

Maybe 53 years is outside the usual lifespan for these things?
 
2013-11-15 03:32:39 PM

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When I saw that, I heard GLaDOS' voice saying, "Congratulations, the test is now over. All Aperture technologies remain safely operational up to 4000 degrees kelvin. Rest assured, that there is absolutely no chance of a dangerous equipment malfunction prior to your victory candescence. Thank you for participating in this Aperture Science Enrichment activity. Goodbye!"

/Just throw a portal on the far platform behind the fire pit!
 
2013-11-15 03:39:05 PM

Grave_Girl: Smeggy Smurf: How the hell does something you stand on wind up burning your hand?

I'd guess something went wrong with the handrail. Maybe it stopped moving and the stair part didn't, or it was just enough out of sync to cause a problem?

TFA said that it was marked unsatisfactory in 1/4 of the inspections they were able to find records for.  So it seems there's a known history of issues there.  The 'burned his soul' bit made me roll my eyes up to that point.

Maybe 53 years is outside the usual lifespan for these things?


 If nothing else they should have been upgraded to more modern version.  Lower operating costs, ease of obtaining parts, greatly reduced energy consumption, etc.
 
2013-11-15 04:01:25 PM
Dick Burns...

What awful parents. Like the ones who named their kid Hitler. Sheesh.
 
2013-11-15 05:38:08 PM

skozlaw: skozlaw: Now I take a deeply disturbing pleasure in imagining you being eaten by an escalator a la one of those awful Final Destination movies.


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2013-11-15 07:40:41 PM
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